I graduated from University of Southern California in May 2015. It's almost been four months since I started my full-time job at Men's Wearhouse after graduation. I work in the merchandising department for Jos. A. Bank as an allocation specialist.
Jos. A. Bank was recently acquired by Men's Wearhouse. The company has just moved to the West Coast in Bay Area and started a new team. I'm excited to be part of the new team and getting involved in all these projects. In addition to allocation, I get to help planners and buyers with multiple tasks. It's like working for a start-up, and I'm learning new things on a daily basis. I also appreciate the family-oriented working culture at the company. Prior to my full-time job, I also held internships at BCBG, Halston and NYDJ. Besides my work, I have also launched a blog to provide Chinese students career advice in the retail industry.
YMA FSF plays an important role in my college life and my pursuit in the retail industry. Growing up in a city called Hangzhou in China, I never imagined that I would be working with a top U.S. retailer after college. Through YMA’s multiple case competitions, and talking to successful professionals at YMA events, I've become more determined to pursue my passions in the retail business. I'm very fortunate to have YMA mentors who are always there for me to provide genuine advice and help, especially throughout the job searching process. The summer "Breakfast with Boss" sessions were also inspiring. Though I was not in NY this summer, I have been continually motivated by those talks. I really appreciate everyone’s commitment and contribution to this great program!
"Growing up in a city called Hangzhou in China, I never imagined that I would be working with a top U.S. retailer after college...I'm very fortunate to have YMA mentors who are always there for me to provide genuine advice and help, especially throughout the job searching process."